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CFPB’s Mulvaney Puts Focus on Cost-Benefit Analysis


CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s tenure at the head of the regulatory organization has been defined by a reexamination of the Bureau’s priorities and purpose. That trend continued this week with the issuance of a new memo written by Mulvaney ...

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Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability

The California Energy Commission recently introduced a regulation making it mandatory for all new homes to have solar panels, starting 2020. How will this regulation affect home affordability in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country?

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Which Region Has the Best Return on Rental Investment?

With rising home prices and insufficient inventory hampering homebuyers in markets across the country, investment opportunities within the rental space are abundant. But which metros are the best places to invest? HouseCanary’s Canary Rental Index (CRI) for Q1 2018 shines ...

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Finding the Right Balance in Servicing Technology

Servicers and lenders must differentiate their digital offerings and create customer experiences that are in line with increasing technology standards. Here’s why.

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Examining Single-Family Rental Return on Investment


In CoreLogic’s U.S. Economic Outlook for May 2018, CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft puts single-family rental investment under the microscope. According to CoreLogic, “one-family rental houses, either detached or attached, have grown from 11.3 million in 2006 to 15.3 ...

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Industry Groups Petition FCC for Autodialer Clarification

More than a dozen trade associations are seeking clear guidance from the FCC on just what constitutes an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The groups recently united to send a petition to the FCC following a recent ...

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“It Just Appealed to Me”: Robert Klein’s Property Preservation Legacy

Last week, DS News was sad to report the death of industry icon Robert Klein, Founder and Chairman of Safeguard Properties. Under Klein’s stewardship, Safeguard grew from its humble beginnings as a two-man operation in a basement office into a ...

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How Much Home Can a Teacher Afford?

A new report has found that despite wage increases in some cities, teachers wouldn’t be able to afford homes there. Click through to learn more about which are the most unaffordable cities for educators.

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Ex-CFPB Director Cordray Wins Ohio Democratic Governor Primary

Richard Cordray, formerly the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Tuesday night clinched the Democratic nomination for the governorship of Ohio. Campaigning on both his history at the CFPB and a promise to focus on economic matters affecting ...

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